Explore Kansas Festival
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Explore Kansas Festival

Happening both weekends of the Kansas State Fair (Sept. 11-12 & 18-19), the Explore Kansas Festival highlights the wonders scattered around the Kansas communities. Located at Gottschalk Park this festival starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Boot Hill Museum, Inc. - Boot Hill Museum is located on the original site of Boot Hill Cemetery and highlights the glory days of Dodge City. Booth activities include can-can lessons and Boot Hill gunfighters deputizing children.

Caldwell Historical Society - Gunslingers, saloon girls, and bartenders will help bring to life the wild and woolly western heritage of the Border Queen City and the Chisholm Trail. Caldwell celebrates its 150th anniversary May 7-8, 2021.

City of Lindsborg/Lindsborg Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Come get a taste of “Little Sweden” in Lindsborg. Attractions include the Red Barn Studio, Hemslojd-Dala Horse Factory, Coronado Heights.

Dodge City Convention and Visitors Bureau - Get the heck into Dodge. Check out this once bustling frontier town and step into the past to experience the Old Wild West.

Erika Nelson - From the creator of the "World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things" comes a fun, Kansas series, “Wee Wonders Road Trips.” Come check out these models of iconic wonders throughout our great state, and see their stories!

Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau - Great food, world-class pools, a beautiful golf course and giraffes. Finney County has everything you’re looking for on a vacation.

Greensburg Tourism - Dig for coins from the bottom of the "Big Well" and learn more about Greensburg, KS following the May 4, 2007 EF5 tornado that damaged 95% of the town.

Kansas Historic Route 66 Association - Yes, there is Route 66 in Kansas! Just over 13.2 miles of the Mother Road flows through the southeast corner of Kansas. Many inspirations for the movie "Cars’" fictional town of Radiator Springs was pulled directly from Galena, Kansas—including the town's historic gas station and a rusty tow truck.

Liberal Convention & Visitors Bureau - What do you get when you combine pancakes, running shoes and friendly community rivalry? You get the International Pancake Race! Learn more about the annual event, along with Dorothy’s House and the Mid-America Air Museum. Get your very own spatula for stopping by!

Medicine Lodge
- The Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty, signed in 1867 by the U.S. government and five southern plains tribes, has been reenacted here since 1927. Learn more about Barber County’s scenic Gyp Hills.

Northwest Kansas Travel Council
- From fishing lakes, natural wonders like Little Jerusalem and many more unique treasures, get off the interstate and learn about the “off the beaten path” attractions scattered across Northwest Kansas.

Quivira Chapter, Santa Fe Trail Association
- Between 1821 and 1880, the Santa Fe Trail connected commerce between Missouri and Santa Fe, New Mexico. With more than half the trail running through Kansas, many remnants still exist. The Quivira Chapter covers 90 miles of the trail through McPherson, Rice, and Barton counties. The trail will celebrate its 200th anniversary next year.

Visit Ark City - Rediscover the lost city of Etzanoa, which was once home to 20,000 Native Americans in the early 1600s.

Visit Topeka - Find all there is to see and do in our State’s Capital. Experience Topeka’s pivotal role in American history through its first-class attractions, including the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site & Museum.

Wild West Country - Welcome to the rugged southwest with 22 counties full of wide open spaces, magnificent sunsets, and diverse landscapes. Find out all about the hidden treasures scattered throughout the Midwest!

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